International Women's Day was a huge success in Kapiti last year and organisers are hoping to top that at this year's event in March.
International Women's Day 2020 will take place on Sunday 8 March with Kapiti participating in this international event on Friday 6 March, hosted by the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce and Rotary.
Kapiti organiser Lisa Addy says International Women's Day provides an important and exciting opportunity for celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness, reinforcing commitment to diversity and inclusion, calling for action and helping forge gender parity.
"Last year this event won an award and this year we are hoping to make it even better," says Ms Addy.
"We have Victoria Gaither as our MC and she will also speak.
Victoria is a native Washingtonian. She is a TV news anchor/reporter and a mutlimedia program host. She started her broadcasting career as an intern for Ted Koppel. She landed her first full-time job as a writer/producer in Baltimore at WMAR TV."
Another key speaker for the event is Karen O'Leary, actress and writer, known for What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Wellington Paranormal (2018) and The Breaker Upperers (2018).
The Catering will be provided by Helen Turnbull from 50/50 who will also speak for around 10 minutes
The event is at Southwards were guests will be welcomed with music from Meg Prasad and a chance to network before lunch is served.
The event is on 6th March and tickets are on sale now via Eventbright $55 each $500 table of ten.
For Ticket information see: https://kapitichamber.org.nz/networking/event-calendar/international-womens-day-2020-eachforequal-06-03-20/details/175/register
Over 300 groups entered the IWD 2019 Best Practice Competition showcasing their impressive achievements and explaining how they engaged audiences and communities to help accelerate women's equality.